Co-founder of BlackBerry, Mike Lazaridis, sells $26 million worth of BlackBerry shares
The SEC Form 13D filed after the stock sale was noteworthy because it canceled Lazarids' stated intention to purchase BlackBerry along with former co-founder Doug Fregins. Both had decided to see if it was feasible to buy the company they had both founded. BlackBerry subsequently agreed to a $4.7 billion buy out from its largest stockholder, Fairfax Financial. But financing could not be obtained for the deal, which ended up failing. Instead, BlackBerry received $1 billion in additional financing, which it has nearly burned through. Fregins still holds 2.26% of BlackBerry.
Since announcing last week a net loss of $4.4 billion for its fiscal third quarter, a number which includes a large charge for a write-off of depreciating inventory, BlackBerry shares have risen 26%
source: TheGlobeandMail via Crackberry